NB: This story was corrected on Sept. 16. The original version cited the group's website as saying it had recorded nine albums and sold more than 100 copies worldwide and did not mention the release of its new film.
MOSCOW, September 14 (RIA Novosti) – US rockers Metallica will keep their trademark “impulsive energy” in the heavy rock band’s upcoming album, founder and drummer Lars Ulrich said in Moscow on Saturday.
The band’s last studio album, Death Magnetic, was released in 2008 and marked Metallica’s effort to return to its 1980s sound, which had made it one of the most successful heavy metal acts of the late 20th century.
Ulrich said that the band – in Russia to present its new concert film "Through the Never" – had just started working on the as-yet-unnamed album. Addressing journalists at RIA Novosti’s press center in Moscow, he said the new album will present “Metallica the way it used to be.”
“Without a doubt, we will be true to our impulsive energy,” the 49-year-old drummer said.
Founded by Ulrich and guitarist and singer James Hetfield in 1981, Metallica has recorded 12 albums, according to the band’s website. Back in 2008, Warner Bros. Music said Metallica's worldwide album sales had reached 100 million, making it "one of the most ... commercially successful rock bands in history."
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